After serveral years of learning piano and composing, the French bass-baritone Jean-Philippe
Biojout started singing lessons with Michaëla Etcheverry at the CNR of Poitiers.
He completed his vocal training with Robert Dumé. After his admition to the CNSM
de Paris, he won a first Price of singing from the Ville de Paris in 1999 and is
also graduated from the CNR. He won several singing competitions and spent three
years in studying at the Centre de Formation Lyrique de l’Opéra de Paris with prestigious
teachers. He frequently works with famous conductors and artists such as François-René
Duchable, Claire Désert, Jeanne Loriot, Thierry Escaich, Coline Serreau, André Engel
... He recorded many CDs, including the Campra’s Requiem, Brahms’ ein deutsches Requiem,
Franck’s Les 7 Paroles du Christ en Croix, Fauré’s Requiem, Rossini’s Petite Messe
Solennelle, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, ... He frequently sings the Requiems by Verdi, Mozart
and Fauré, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and Puccini’s Missa di Gloria. His favorite répertoire
is the opera, and specially the French 19th century, from Berlioz to Massenet, including
Gounod and Bizet. Yet he also has a special attraction for Donizetti and Puccini.
He has already performed over 40 carracters on stage : La Forza del Destino, Simon
Boccanegra, Traviata, Aïda, Nabucco, Les Quatres Rustres (of Wolf-Ferrari, at the
Amphitéâtre de l’Opéra-Bastille), Il barbiere di Seviglia, Don Pasquale (main carracter),
L’elisir d’amore, La fille du régiment, Turandot, Madame Butterfly, La Bohème, Carmen,
Les Pêcheurs de Perles, Faust, ... He sings for various festivals (including Baalbeck
in Lebanon) and in several countries, among them Italy and Japan. He took part on
many world premières such as the opera Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin, which was created
in Venezia (Italy) in 2006 and recorded in DVD. Among his recent projects, he developped
new recitals on the Devil at the opera and Don Quichotte’s romances. The first programm
will be edited on november 2011 on CD by Saphir Productions from live recordings
with the 80 musicians of the Orsay Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Martin Barral.
Jean-Philippe Biojout also won the « Henri Tomasi Opera Price » at the Canari Singing
Contest 2011, in Corsica.
As finalist of the Armel Opera Competition in 2013, he played Konrad in Marco Tutino’s
Le Braci for the world première at the Liszt Academy of Budapest in october 2014,
a performance also broadcast for the european cultural tv-network arte.